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Mastering Digital Photography and Imaging

Length: 288 pages6 hours


"A must-read for those who want to enhance their digitalphotography experience."
—George Schaub, Editorial Director, Shutterbug andeDigitalPhoto magazines

With a three or more megapixel digital camera or a good scanner,affordable image-editing software, and a photo-realistic printer,you have all the tools you need to create absolutely stunningimages. But understanding all your options and getting the bestpossible results can be daunting. What features should you look forin a digital camera? What accessories do you need? How do youcapture the best possible images with your digital equipment--andmake corrections when you don't? What are the advantages of RAWcapture? How can you get consistently great prints?

Peter K. Burian, coauthor of the best-selling NationalGeographic Photography Field Guide, has taken the digitalplunge and lived to write about it. The result is a practical,accessible guide that demystifies the world of digital photographyand imaging--a must-read whether you're a photography enthusiastmaking the leap to digital, a gadget lover looking for the latesttechnology, a novice photographer, or anybody who regularly workswith images.

Inside you'll find:

A buyer's guide to the essential equipment and software: learnthe pros and cons of compact digicams versus digital SLR cameras;choose a suitable scanner; find the right imaging program for yourneeds; select the perfect photo printer Focusing, composition, and lighting tips for making snapshotsthat you'll be proud of Pro tips and techniques for using all your camera's advancedfeatures Techniques for getting scans of exceptional quality, whetheryou're scanning prints, slides, or negatives Recommendations on upgrading your computer and peripherals fordigital imaging Professional methods for fine-tuning your images in the digitaldarkroom Techniques for creating color or black-and-white prints ofexhibition quality Tips on optimizing your images for use in e-mail, onlinealbums, and web pages

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